Coast Guard Blotter - July 17 Saturday, July 7
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted a medevac of an ailing fisherman from Angoon to Sitka. A 50-year-old crewman onboard the fishing vessel Seabreaker collapsed for unknown reasons, hit his head and was having difficulty breathing.
The vessel was transiting 24 miles east of Sitka. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the patient and transferred him to Air Sta...
Kodiak brewery starts first batch in new store The scent of barley, hops and yeast is again in the air as Kodiak Island Brewing Company brews the first batch of beer in its new location.
The company hasn’t been able to brew beer for about two weeks because most of its equipment has been moved to the new facility in the former Cy’s Sporting Goods building on Mill Bay Road.
“We knew there was going to be a lapse in production,” brewing company owner Ben Millstei...
Experts: Kodiak ammonia safe Following last weekend’s ammonia leak in Dutch Harbor, safety officials say Kodiak is prepared if a similar incident happens locally.
Although Kodiak’s harbor does not host large processing ships like the one that leaked in Dutch Harbor, the city still contains large amounts of ammonia.
According to the EPA’s risk management database, Kodiak has the largest concentration of ammonia-using facilities in Alaska.
Kodiak's Sun’aq Tribe to ask for Coast Guard land On Wednesday, the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak unveiled a long-term plan to take over surplus land from Coast Guard Base Kodiak.
In a meeting with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Sun’aq CEO Robert Polasky, natural resources director Rick Rowland, consultant Tim Richardson and board member Iver Malutin said the plan is a way to restore traditional food-gathering land and open opportunities for economic development.
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Senior Life: Celebrating summer with international food, picnics Although most scheduled activities and classes are on hold for the summer, the senior center still has the computer lab open each weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chair yoga is on hold as well and will start up again in the fall. Our exercise leader, Katrina, will be having a baby shortly, so we will be ordering some new DVDs to use for that activity. Tai Chi is still being held each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., as are...
Parks and Rec July 13-20
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board monthly meeting is scheduled for noon Tuesday, July 17, in the Baranof Park office. The agenda is as follows: 1. Roll Call; 2. Public Testimony on Non-Agenda Items; 3. Approval of Agenda; 4. Approval of Meeting Minutes; 5. Discussion Items; 6. Director’s Report; 7. Board Comments; 8. Adjournment.
Bob Harding of D.A. Hogan Inc., the project manager ...
Alutiiq Word of the Week - July 13, 2012 Yapuun’saaq: Japanese Person
Yapuun’saat tailliit Attu-men.: The Japanese came to Attu.
The Alutiiq word for Japanese person, Yapuun’saaq, comes from the English word Japan. This word may have entered the Alutiiq language at several points during the 20th century. The Russian American Company had a Japanese employee in Kodiak. Japanese people have long participated in Alaska’s fishing industry, and in the early 1...
Kodiak Tapestry: Kodiak seiner makes long migration for Calif. squid Longtime Kodiak fisherman Phil Fogle could be the poster boy for his trade. To him, fishing is more than a job; it’s an adventure.
Fogle has been fishing since he was in elementary school. He bought his first boat when he was 18.
“I always wanted to be a fisherman,” Fogle beamed. “I still love it. I love being on the boat.”
Fogle likes the competitiveness of fishing, the relationship with his crew.
Small blast planned near Kodiak High School this afternoon Anderson Construction will perform a small excavation blast near Kodiak High School this afternoon. According to Mike Anderson, owner of Anderson Construction, the blast is a small one between the high school and the borough building intended to crack rock for a rerouted water main.
“It’ll probably be late (this) afternoon, but certainly before 6 p.m.,” he said.
The public is asked to avoid the area during blastin...
Another Day in Paradise: Watching God at work My favorite mode of travel off the island is by ferry. Because we live on the Salvation Army property, my wife and I are never fully off duty.
The travel time to Homer allows us time to separate from work and begin our time away. By the time we arrive and offload and start up the peninsula, we feel we are truly away from work.
This past weekend, as we pulled into Homer, I was reminded of how much different our a...